Maritime mammals: terrestrial mammals as consumers in marine intertidal communities

@inproceedings{Carlton2003MaritimeMT,
  title={Maritime mammals: terrestrial mammals as consumers in marine intertidal communities},
  author={James T Carlton and Janet Hodder},
  year={2003}
}
The phenomenon of terrestrial mammals as predators in marine intertidal communities, and thus as agents of energy transfer from sea to land, is poorly understood. We review here the evidence for terrestrial mammals intentionally entering the ocean shore at low tide in order to prey on living marine invertebrates, fish, algae, and seagrasses. We introduce the term ‘maritime mammals’, defined as coastal mammalian predators that utilize living intertidal energy resources and transfer these… CONTINUE READING

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